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OSBORNE – Betty Alice (nee Capling)

April 6, 1924 – August 20, 2009

Betty Osborne of Calgary passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the age of 85 years, after a full and happy life enjoying family and friends.

Betty’s last few years were spent in the Carewest Sarcee where she made many new friends.  The family is very appreciative of the staff that provided such loving care during her stay.  She was a true inspiration to everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.  Betty was born on April 6, 1924 in Yorkton, SK.  Betty married Eric on April 26, 1956 in Winnipeg, MB.  Her greatest joy was raising her family and being a loving mother, grandmother and great grammie.  She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Betty is survived by her four children, Bruce and Tani Osborne of St. Albert, AB, Debbie and Jack Lorenzen of Prince Albert, SK, Dawn and Frank Kaminski of Kelowna, BC, and Sandy and Rick Frey of Calgary; three stepchildren, Beverly Baumgarten of New Zealand, Gordon Osborne of Tappen, BC, and Gary and Michelle Osborne of Anglemont, BC; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her loving husband of forty-seven years, Eric Osborne in 2003.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through  If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, #430, 1324 17 Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T2T 5S8 Telephone: 403-209-2233.

In living memory of Betty Osborne, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Bob & Brenda Baker :

    Hi guys and gals….No words can aptly express our sympathy and grief for your loss!

    Your Mom was our “second Mom” for a very long time….at least, until you all were born! She brought us much laughter and fun times….and a shoulder to cry on too! She was a wise woman and cared for all who came into her realm (even if they were fictional characters on a tv show..teehee!!!)…and she was OUR MOM’S BEST FRIEND! We loved her deeply…she was always part of our lives…she was always part of our hearts…and will be remembered so fondly for all the pleasure she gave us.

    We know the loss you feel right now….heartache and blessing! Treasure each moment of her presence…in your mind and in your heart. You WILL live on without her…it WILL be difficult….but time and faith WILL ease the grief and sadness. And she WILL bring many smiles to your lives in the future…she WILL continue to be your rock when times become tough and she WILL make you chuckle when life throws you curves and she WILL be the light of your lives ALWAYS!!!! And you WILL miss her for the rest of your days!!!

    Know that our thoughts and hearts are with you at this time…you will get through these difficult days ahead…life will go on…but she will be part of you forever! This is a good thing!

    And she is where she wanted to be…with your Dad and my Mom…having a good time….Will heaven ever be the same?????? (teehee)

    We send you our love and caring, and hope it will offer some comfort. Your Mom was a beautiful lady….inside and out! Her memory will always bring a smile to our faces forever. Trust that life will carry on without her…trust that life will never be the same without her…trust that you will miss her always and ever…trust that she will never be forgotten!

    Our thoughts and love are with you now and always…love Bob & Brenda

    PS Call when you need a smile or hug! (403-652-4711) She has…and always will have…my heart…I loved her deeply! I will miss her forever!

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